Sugarsticks (Allotropa virgata) study is on the cover of New Phytologist

image of sugarsticks which are red and pink mycoheterotrophic plants

A study by Botany alum Dr. Qianshi Lin is featured on the cover of New Phytologist, featuring a photo of Sugarsticks (Allotropa virgata) by Gerald D. Carr (Emeritus Professor of Botany at Oregon State University). 

Lin worked with Dr. Sean Graham while at UBC. This study highlights Lin's phylogenetic work on mycoheterotrophic plants which obtain fixed C from soil fungi instead of via photosynthesis.